November 12: Norris Square methadone clinic | 5000+ buried below Weccacoe | Homeless recovery space | Wynn withdrawal, no Stack windfall | Visit Philadelphia

Good morning, Streeters. Philly may have seen only the slightest flurry this morning, but stay tuned: Weather patterns suggest this winter could turn brutal after the New Year.

Norris Square neighbors will debate Kensington Hospital’s relocation of its methadone clinic to 2100 North Front Street, near the Berks stop on the El, Philadelinquency reports. The joint meeting by East Kensington Neighborhood Association, Norris Square Civic Association and Hope Street Neighbors for Better Living, will be at 6pm at West Kensington Ministries Presbyterian Church ( 2140 Hancock Street).

Explorations reveal that theere are the remains of at least 5,000 African Americans beneath Queen Village’s Weccacoe Playground – far more than anticipated. The Inquirer shares the results of the recently released archaeological study, which revealed dense and layered remains of 18th and 19th century Mother Bethel AME parishioners. The study comes as the city was planning a playground renovation and stormwater management project. Now it’s a question of how to honor those interred in an area of the site. “To me, it’s about getting it right, not getting it fast,” said the Rev. Mark Tyler, Mother Bethel’s pastor.

Come January Philly’s homeless will have access to a pleasant recovery space after being released from emergency room visits instead of being turned back onto the streets, reports the Daily News. The Depaul House chapel in East Germantown will operate a recovery house pilot program for a year, thanks to a $35,000 in grant funding from the Office of Supportive Housing and the Women’s Board of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. It will be the only medical recovery space for homeless individuals in the city.

As PlanPhilly’s Kellie Patrick Gates reported yesterday, Steve Wynn withdrew his bid for Philly’s second casino, slated for a riverfront site on the edge of Fishtown. The Daily News notes that Wynn’s decision means that State Senator Mike Stack III’s family won’t see a windfall from the project as part owners of the proposed casino site.

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corporation mercifully shortened its name to Visit Philadelphia, the Business Journal reports.

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